STIHL Pow­ers-up Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Efforts on Gov­er­nors Island with Bat­tery-Pow­ered Equipment


Julienne Schaer

Today, STIHL donat­ed $45,000 worth of pro­fes­sion­al bat­tery-pow­ered out­door equip­ment to The Trust for Gov­er­nors Island in New York City. The dona­tion will enable the island’s hor­ti­cul­tur­al team to main­tain 120+ acres of open space at the pop­u­lar pub­lic des­ti­na­tion. In addi­tion, STIHL donat­ed $10,000 to fur­ther The Trust’s mis­sion to edu­cate the pub­lic about urban cli­mate solu­tions and the impacts of cli­mate change on our nat­ur­al surroundings. 

At STIHL, we believe that as a leader in the out­door pow­er equip­ment indus­try, it is our duty to set the exam­ple in sus­tain­abil­i­ty and con­tin­ue to invest time, ener­gy and resources in inno­v­a­tive tech­nolo­gies, pro­grams and part­ner­ships that pro­mote respon­si­ble envi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship,“ said Dr. Niko­las Stihl, Chair­man of the Advi­so­ry and Super­vi­so­ry Board of STIHL. Our val­ues align close­ly with those of The Trust for Gov­er­nors Island, and we’re excit­ed to see STIHL bat­tery pow­er in action here in New York.”

The STIHL dona­tion includes the new STIHL RZA 760 bat­tery-pow­ered zero-turn mow­er, pro­fes­sion­al bat­tery-pow­ered trim­mers, blow­ers and Kom­biSys­tems, as well as bat­tery charg­ing solu­tions. The tools will be used to main­tain a mix of his­toric and new­er, man­made land­scapes — many of which were cre­at­ed to mit­i­gate the impacts of cli­mate change. 

We are so thank­ful for the STIHL dona­tion as Gov­er­nors Island con­tin­ues to grow as an acces­si­ble, year-round des­ti­na­tion for our near­ly one mil­lion vis­i­tors,” said Clare New­man, Pres­i­dent and CEO of The Trust for Gov­er­nors Island. Using equip­ment that pro­duces zero exhaust emis­sions while elim­i­nat­ing the need for fuel will enable us to care for the more than 120 acres of open space for our vis­i­tors to enjoy in a qui­et, sus­tain­able manner.”

Over the past decade, STIHL made sig­nif­i­cant invest­ments in research and devel­op­ment to address its envi­ron­men­tal foot­print. The com­pa­ny is ded­i­cat­ed to devel­op­ing prod­ucts that are envi­ron­men­tal­ly respon­si­ble and will con­tin­ue to work toward social­ly respon­si­ble envi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship both in oper­a­tion and man­u­fac­tur­ing, includ­ing bat­tery-equip­ment in their Vir­ginia Beach man­u­fac­tur­ing facil­i­ty cel­e­brat­ing 50 years of oper­a­tions in the Unit­ed States.

For more infor­ma­tion about STIHL bat­tery prod­ucts, vis­it www​.stih​lusa​.com.